The Lagos State Civil Service Commission on Thursday assured civil servants of its commitment to rewarding dedication, performance and extraordinary contributions to the advancement of the State Civil Service.
The Chairman of the Commission, Mrs. Olubunmi Fabamwo gave the assurance during the briefing of eligible candidates for the year 2020 promotion exercise held at the Adeyemi-Bero Auditorium, Alausa, Ikeja.
Addressing the candidates, the Chairman averred that the Commission is committed to recognising and rewarding extraordinary performance in order to encourage staffers to continually give their best to the State Government.
She noted that the Commission will ensure continuous capacity building for Public Servants across the State, restating the present administration’s resolve to pursue the vision of making the civil service a world-class resource organisation that is productive, dynamic and efficient so as to support the T.H.E.M.E.S Agenda.
“We are collaborating with other HR agencies, the Office of the Head of Service and Ministry of Establishment, Training and Pensions to ensure that we have policies and practices in the civil service that will produce dynamic, effective and awakened civil servants”, she asserted.
The Chairman also emphasised that going forward the Structural Training Programme (STP) and promotion exercise will be more impactful and effective, urging civil servants to develop themselves with the right values and ethos.
Fabamwo, however, wished the candidates success in the exercise, imploring them to put in their best not just during the promotion exercise but on a daily basis.
The Permanent Secretary of the Commission, Mrs. Kikelomo Sanya-Olu, in her remarks, stated that the briefing was specifically designed to keep eligible candidates abreast of the guidelines as well as expectations during the year 2020 promotion exercise.
Kehinde Yusuff, a Director at the Civil Service Commission, noted that the promotion exercise is divided into four parts – Structured Training Programme, T.H.E.M.E.S Agenda preliminary session (for level 12-16 officers only), On-the-job performance appraisal and Job Specific Oral Interview.
While noting that the promotion exercise has been divided into four training centres for convenience and accessibility, he warned that the Commission will not accept any form of lateness, absenteeism and other offences as any candidate caught will be disqualified and appropriate disciplinary actions taken.
Yusuff emphasised that any officer who scores less than 50% in any of the assessment areas will not be recommended for promotion, adding that candidates’ appointments must have been confirmed and other necessary preconditions fulfilled before an officer can be promoted.
The Director-General, Public Service Staff Development Centre (PSSDC) Magodo, Dr. Senukon Olufunmi Ajose-Harrison appreciated the Governor for making staff development a focal point of the present administration’s Agenda.
Ajose-Harrison allayed the fear of candidates taking the promotion exercise, saying that there is no cause for alarm for staff who were efficient at their duty posts.
It should be noted that the structural training exercise is expected to run from the 2nd of March to the 10th of March 2020.